Thursday, April 7, 2011

90% Knitting - Episode 11



This was Take (freakin') Four of recording today. Me and the camera...grrrr. I was far more put together and coherent in Take One and Two. Sigh.

Welcome to the new members of the 90% Knitting group on Ravelry, and thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers for our son in Afghanistan. He's all recovered from his injuries and has returned to his unit now.

ON THE NEEDLES:
  • 1. Moody Blues Socks, plain vanilla sock, my hand-dyed, stilllll on #2. US1/2.25mm needles.
  • 2. Autumn Dream Scarf, pattern by Wendy Johnson, yarn by Indie Dyer in Dragonfly. US6/4mm needles.
  • 3. Slouchy Cardigan, vaguely following Helene Roux' pattern from Greetings from Knit Cafe, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy yarn, on US7s/4.5mm needles.
FINISHED OBJECTS:
ON THE WHEEL:
  • 1. Started the Knit Girllls SAL last Friday. Spun half of my Tempted fiber so far.
SHOP UPDATE:
  • 1. Lots of sock yarn this week, mostly 100% Merino. There will be some short skeins and a few new colorways featuring my new favorites shades of pink and purple.
  • 2. Two new colorways in the light fingering 535 yard skeins.
  • 3. I dyed up mini-striping yarns w/ coordinating semi-solids in worsted with monsters and mittens in mind.
  • 4. Featured spinning fiber this week is BFL.
  • 5. There will be more bags this week (I don't think I remembered to say this on the videocast!)
  • 6. This week's shop update will be on Friday between 6 - 7 p.m. eastern. Hoping to give people who work during the day a shot at catching the update!
RESOURCES/RECOMMENDATIONS:
10%:
  • 1. This week's Quickie KAL will be Susie's Reading Mitts, by Susie Rogers and Janelle Masters.
  • 2. Got the basement cleaned out enough that I can access my workout equipment again! Time to get busy! I feel so sluggy.
  • 3. I can't help it...I feel the urge for a new tattoo. Soon. Very soon. Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Mette Jin Mayland said...

I used to love that gnome book as a child! :D
My parents had it in Danish - 'Nisser til hverdag og fest' I believe it was called.
Oh man, takes me back :)

folksmith said...

i think i've seen that poster at hobby lobby. love the yarn you are dyeing. hope i can get some on friday.